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Maison Carree

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Address: Place de la Maison Carree, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 66 21 82 56
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Description: The Maison Carrée in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely...
The Maison Carrée in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely preserved. The inspiration for the design of the Maison Carree came from the temples of Apollo and Mars Ultor in Rome. Inside, a multimedia show immerses visitors into Nimes' heroic past using the the most cutting-edge resources. The visitors become heroes of Nîmes themselves and the Maison Carrée becomes a gateway to the past and history of Nîmes.
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Heavily restored but the only temple that still has a roof. Spectacular from the outside but you can't see any of the original building inside. However there is an interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Visited as part of the combined tickets with Nimes Arena. Do note you are only allowed to see a film (queue about 20 minutes) about the history of Nimes but not to visit inside the monument. The film is still helpful to understand the background of the City.

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The exterior of the temple is beyond amazing. We went to Nimes to see Roman ruins and, so we did. He temple has had many lives and the interior is now a movie theater. The movie was informative but not really worth the wait.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Heavily restored but the only temple that still has a roof. Spectacular from the outside but you can't see any of the original building inside. However there is an interesting video, aimed at children but nevertheless worth watching, giving the historical background of the Roman occupation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We enjoyed our visit here despite waiting outside for what felt like forever in the heat. Try to find a quieter time of day/year to visit and, if you have very young children, beware of the huge drop on both sides of the platform at the top of the stairs. Pretty obvious really! The film is very well done and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were surprised by the historical fiction movie shown on the inside of this, the last surviving INTACT Roman temple. This was one of the highlights of President Thomas Jefferson ' trip to Provence. The illumination at night is lovely. After viewing, go kill your thirsty at the Jazz and Wine Bar behind the temple.

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Calgary, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Being in the middle of the city, this is one of the easiest to visit tourist sites. After the clean up, the architecture shows really well, an eye feast for those that know and enjoy this discipline. Very spacious environment, and not as crowded, so a pleasure to appreciate.

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Burbank, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Roman structure in the middle of charming town of Nimes. The street singing festival is especially enjoyable!

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Nimes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

the best preserved Roman monument in the world, the square house, with Roman arenas are the jewels of Nimes . You must visit it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The sheer size is astonishing and to reflect that this was built almost 2000 years ago. Amazing. One of the best examples in the world

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Such a beautiful, historic, imposing building in Nimes. We stayed for the video presentation inside which we thoroughly enjoyed as it gave the history of how Nimes came to be a Roman city. Wasted some time waiting for the next video in English, and there's nowhere to sit other than on the imposing front steps, but it was worth the... More 

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